2023 CARS Tour

R&S Race Cars Reveals 2024 Driver Lineup For CARS Tour And Big Races

R&S Race Cars Reveals 2024 Driver Lineup For CARS Tour And Big Races

Bobby McCarty, Deac McCaskill, and Logan Clark will race for R&S Race Cars in 2024 CARS Tour and Virginia Triple Crown events.

Dec 20, 2023 by Rob Blount

The full-time driver lineup for the 2024 CARS Tour Late Model Stock Car season is starting to take shape, and now R&S Race Cars is the most recent team to announce their roster. The Virginia-based team will have three cars competing full-time in 2024, anchored by two former champions of the series.

R&S Race cars will have three-time champion Bobby McCarty back for a second season in a row. McCarty will be joined by Logan Clark, who will embark on his first full season, as well as 2016 champion, Deac McCaskill, who will compete full-time for the first time since 2021.

McCarty’s status with the team for 2024 was uncertain for a while. McCarty took to social media in late November to explain that he lost “a major partner” at the end of the 2023 season and he’d be left sitting on the sidelines if he couldn’t find any sponsorship help. Fortunately, it appears that McCarty’s plea was heard.

McCarty will be joined once again by crew chief David Triplett Jr. McCarty has 11 victories dating back to 2018 with the CARS Tour. After going winless in 2022, McCarty broke back into victory lane by winning a thriller of a race at Virginia’s Dominion Raceway back in June before finishing fourth in the season standings.

Mechanicsville, Virginia’s Logan Clark will be back for his first full season in CARS Tour competition. Clark joined R&S Race Cars for the second half of the season, starting with June’s race at Dominion. While Clark never broke into the top 10 in CARS Tour competition, he finished seventh in two of the three Virginia Triple Crown races. Clark finished seventh in the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway and 10th at Langley Speedway in the Hampton Heat. Clark also scored a win in weekly competition at Dominion this year. 

Perhaps the biggest news that R&S Race Cars announced was that 2016 champion Deac McCaskill would be back to full-time competition in 2023. McCaskill only ran 12 of the 16 races scheduled in 2023 and yet he still scored two victories including the season-opener at Southern National Motorsports Park, and at South Boston Speedway in October. 2024 will mark the first time McCaskill will run the whole season since 2021, and he will immediately be considered a championship contender. McCaskill has never finished worse than fifth in points in any of his full-time campaigns.

McCarty, Clark, and McCaskill will all be competing in all three Virginia Triple Crown events as well. The Virginia Triple Crown is made up of the Thunder Road Harley-Davidson 200 at South Boston Speedway, the Hampton Heat 200 at Langley Speedway, and the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway. All three drivers will also compete in select NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series events as well.

The 2024 CARS Tour Late Model Stock Cars will kick off their season on March 9 at Southern National Motorsports Park. All 17 races will be broadcast live exclusively on FloRacing for the second season in a row. Fans can subscribe to FloRacing by clicking here.